I’m not at all getting sick of people making hyper-realistic sculptures of deformed people and weird creatures out of silicon and real hair. Sam Jinks, like Ron Mueck and Patricia Piccinini, uses his ability to render convincing skin and flesh to creep the hell out of viewers — the skewed proportions, whited out eyes, noseless and mouthless faces, and mysterious tattoos of Jinks’ pieces are terrifying, yet they also venerate the temporal nature of our bodies.
FOR CREATIVE INSPIRATION
In partnership with our friends at Optus, we present the third in a three part Lost At E Minor video series that puts the spotlight on some young, handpicked Australian creatives, doing inspirational things within their chosen fields. Episode Three features 16-year old Melbourne-based producer, Gab Strum (aka Japanese Wallpaper), who has racked up thousands of plays over the past year or so via a number of well-blogged remixes ranging from City Calm Down and The Townhouses to bootlegs of The xx and Bon Iver.